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SERIES PREVIEW | FEBRUARY 22 & 23 VS. ADIRONDACK

Tuesday, February 22nd
SERIES PREVIEW | FEBRUARY 22 & 23 VS. ADIRONDACK

The Newfoundland Growlers continue a congested road trip across the North Division midweek with a doubleheader against the Adirondack Thunder beginning on Tuesday night at Cool Insuring Arena.

Newfoundland head into Glens Falls as one of the hottest teams in the ECHL, winners of seven straight and once again sitting atop the North Division standings thanks to their rock-solid recent form.

Following four straight wins on home ice against the Maine Mariners, the Growlers hit the road this past weekend where they beat three different opponents in as many nights, their most recent victory a 5-3 triumph over the Reading Royals on Sunday afternoon.

Adirondack haven’t had the fortune their divisional counterpart has enjoyed of late as they find themselves in the midst of a six-game losing skid, falling 3-2 to this same Newfoundland team last time out on Saturday night.

It’s been a largely favourable matchup for the Growlers in their seven previous meetings with the Thunder this season. Adirondack have beaten Newfoundland in regulation just once this campaign — a 6-4 win back on November 6th in C.B.S. — with the Growlers boasting a 5-1-1-0 overall record in the head-to-head battle so far across 2021-22.

Save for the Trois-Rivières Lions, every other team in the North Division has more games played than Newfoundland as of today.

With points percentage now the deciding factor on where teams will finish in the playoff picture, continuing to turn games in hand into wins will ensure Newfoundland keep hold of top spot in the standings down the stretch — aiming to start exactly that on Tuesday night in Glens Falls.

Puck drops is set for 8:30 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Growlers fans can watch the two games live on FloSports (subscription required), listen to the call on Mixlr, or follow along on Twitter (@NLGrowlers) for game updates and highlights.

WHO TO WATCH:

NFL – Gordie Green (F): There’s no shortage of Growlers currently in a good scoring groove and perhaps lost in that has been the consistency of Green. Playing on the second line with Ryan Chyzowski and Jeremy McKenna in recent weeks, the 24-year-old has quietly climbed up to 2nd on the team in points with 33 having played in 37 contests this season (tied with Marc Johnstone for most on the roster).

ADK – Patrick Grasso (F): Leading the Thunder in both goals (15) and points (30), Grasso scored against the Growlers on Saturday in a losing effort. Newfoundland can be sure the Adirondack centre will looking to get his name on the scoresheet once again midweek, this time with a different outcome for his side.

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